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Your Pathway into Anaesthetics training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • General medical registration
  • Completion of PGY2
  • Citizen of Australia or New Zealand or a permanent resident of Australia
  • Registered or eligible for registration with Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
  • Refer to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists for further information on selection and/or eligibility

Total Training Time

Total: 5 years (full-time)

  • 6 months (full-time) introductory training
  • 18 months (full-time) basic training
  • 24 months (full-time) advanced training
  • 12 months (full-time) provisional fellowship training

How To Apply

Queensland Anaesthetic Rotational Training Scheme (QARTS) is the approved Rotational Training Program accredited by Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). QARTS represents all Queensland Hospital and Health Services with rotating anaesthetic trainees, plus Lismore Base, Tweed Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospitals. Apply online through the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) campaign, selecting YES to QARTS question. QARTS is divided into groups of rotations: Southern, Gold Coast, Central & Northern.

Application to ANZCA is also required. Please refer to ANZCA's Application and registration website

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.

NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424